8 Days II – En Francais

PUBLIC RECORDINGS

APPEL À PARTICIPANTS

8 DAYS II

UN RASSEMBLEMENT DE CHORÉGRAPHES À

TEN FIFTEEN MAPLE & THE DANCE CENTRE

10 au 18 AOÛT 2013

 

Une rencontre privilégiée de huit jours invite des chorégraphes canadiens à se pencher sur les notions de pensées et de processus chorégraphiques. Les valeurs de base du regroupement : la curiosité, la prise de risque créative et la réflexion. Une approche fluide aux principes de la théorie et de la pratique favorisera l’approfondissement de la pratique chorégraphique.

 

À la suite d’un appel à tous, six artistes sélectionnés seront invités à se joindre à six des participants de l’édition inaugurale de 8 DAYS. Les douze participants se réuniront pour une aventure cocréée à l’écoute du contexte, mise en œuvre par ceux présents et guidée par leurs expériences connexes de chorégraphes. Nous demandons aux participants de faire preuve d’ouverture par rapport à la forme et à la nature du rassemblement, d’une volonté de partage et de rigueur dans les échanges intellectuels et artistiques.

 

Le projet continu cible le besoin d’un perfectionnement chorégraphique d’égal à égal au Canada ; nous soutenons que la pertinence de notre forme d’art en dépend. Les codes de la pratique agissent intimement sur l’œuvre – théorie et pratique, articulation et création, action et réflexion s’entrecroisent autour du développement créatif. Ici, nous pourrons provoquer et revigorer la question et explorer nos pratiques en dialogue avec d’autres créateurs.

 

Nous suspendrons le quotidien pour un temps. 8 DAYS offre une occasion de se soustraire aux impératifs de production afin de cultiver les idées créatives et d’imaginer de nouvelles méthodes de travail. Le rassemblement offre un lieu pour réfléchir à sa pratique et sonder de nouvelles avenues artistiques par l’entremise du dialogue et de l’expérimentation.

 

Chaque participant sera responsable de guider ou de planifier une partie du temps commun. Chaque jour comportera différents modules organisés par les artistes. Par exemple, une journée pourrait comprendre des périodes de présentation formelle de matériau, du travail en studio et une discussion ouverte, ainsi que des repas en groupe et un temps de réflexion personnel.

 

8 DAYS engagera la communauté élargie grâce à la documentation et à la diffusion de celle-ci. Nous demanderons à chaque participant de répondre à l’idée de la documentation et à la nécessité de partager leur expérience avec les professionnels de danse absents de l’événement. Ainsi, les artistes créeront des propositions réflexives lors de l’événement ou immédiatement après sa conclusion. La documentation cosignée sera ensuite diffusée sur une plateforme choisie par les artistes afin de partager le processus et ses résultantes.

 

Logistique

8 DAYS se tiendra à Ten Fifteen Maple à Vancouver, C.-B.. Situé à Hadden Park, Ten Fifteen Maple est une maison de campagne sur la plage de 850 pieds carrés, qui compte une cuisine complète et deux petits espaces de travail. Entouré de parcs publics et lové entre le Maritime Museum et Kits Beach, le lieu est actuellement partagé entre les artistes Rebecca Bayer, Justine A. Chambers, Josh Hite, Billy Marchenski et Kristen Roos. Leur recherche collective est basée en psychogéographie et en phénoménologie. Pour toute la durée de la rencontre, un grand studio de danse sera disponible au Dance Centre, facilement accessible par aqua bus.

 

Les artistes arriveront le samedi 10 août et partirons le dimanche 18 août. Public Recordings a déposé une demande de subvention pour payer le déplacement, l’hébergement et les repas. Les résultats de la demande devraient être connus en début mars 2013. Nous encourageons les participants à faire d’autres demandes de financement pour soutenir leur participation.

 

DATE LIMITE : 21 janvier 2013

Veuillez envoyer une lettre d’intérêt et une biographie récente ainsi que des extraits de votre travail pour contextualiser votre dossier. Dans la lettre, détaillez vos préoccupations chorégraphiques actuelles et précisez en quoi l’événement pourrait enrichir votre pratique. Soyez concis et ciblez vos documents d’appui dans l’optique précise de cette occasion.

 

Nous acceptons les demandes en anglais et en français. Veuillez noter que l’anglais sera la langue de travail.

 

Veuillez soumettre le dossier par voie électronique. Les documents d’appuis doivent être en pièces jointes ou disponibles en ligne. Le cas échéant, assurez-vous d’inclure les liens et les accès nécessaires pour les visionner. Veuillez noter que nous ne traiterons pas les demandes envoyées par la poste.

 

Pour plus d’information ou pour soumettre un dossier : eightdays (at) publicrecordings (dot) org

 

8 DAYS II – Call for Participants

PUBLIC RECORDINGS

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

8 DAYS II

A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS AT TEN FIFTEEN MAPLE & THE DANCE CENTRE

AUGUST 10-18, 2013


Held over eight days, 8 DAYS is an intensive encounter for Canadian choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, creative risk-taking and reflection with a fluidity around the notions of theory and practice in order to engender the deepening of choreographic practice.

Selected by open call, six Canadian choreographers from across the country will be invited to join six past participants of the inaugural 8 DAYS. These 12 artists will embark on a co-authored adventure influenced by its surroundings, created by those who are present, and guided by their overlapping experience as choreographers. Participants are asked to arrive with an openness about what this encounter might be, a willingness to expose and share, and a rigour around intellectual and artistic exchange.

The ongoing 8 DAYS project addresses a need for peer-to-peer choreographic development in Canada, insisting that it is a mode that is crucial to the continued relevance of the art form. The question of how we practice is intimately related to what we create – understanding theory and practice, talking and making, doing and reflecting, as interwoven threads of creative development.  Here we can provoke and invigorate this question, and explore our practices in dialogue with other makers.

With everyday realities suspended for a time, 8 DAYS is an opportunity to escape the pressures of production-driven work in order to expand creative ideas and to imagine new ways of working. It creates space to reflect on one’s current practice and to envision – through dialogue and experimentation – new artistic possibilities.

Each participant will be responsible for facilitating and/or planning a portion of the shared time. The days will be divided between different activities, with participants responsible for the organization of modules. A typical day might include blocks for sharing work, studio-based exploration, and/or open discussion as well as shared meals and time for leisure and personal reflection.

The larger community will engage with 8 DAYS through its documentation and the subsequent dissemination of this material. Each participant will be asked to respond to the concept of documentation in order to share the experience with other dance professionals whom have not attended. To this end, each participant will create reflective responses that will be produced during or immediately following the gathering. This co-authored documentation will then be disseminated via a framework determined by the participants in order to share the process and its outcomes.

Logistical Details
8 DAYS will be held at ten fifteen maple in Vancouver, BC. Situated in Hadden Park, ten fifteen maple is an 850 sq. foot, beach-side field house outfitted with a full kitchen and two small work spaces. Surrounded by public parks and nestled between the Maritime Museum and Kits Beach, it is currently the shared studio for artists Rebecca Bayer, Justine A. Chambers, Josh Hite, Billy Marchenski and Kristen Roos whose collective research is rooted in psycho geography and phenomenology. A large dance studio will be available for the duration of the encounter at The Dance Centre, just a short aqua bus ride away.

The participating artists will arrive on Saturday, August 10th, and depart Sunday, August 18th. Public Recordings has applied for funding to cover travel costs, off-site accommodation and meals. Funding results should be known by the beginning of March 2013. Participants are encouraged to seek further funding to support their participation.

DEADLINE: Jan 21, 2013
Please submit a letter of interest and recent biography in addition to any work samples that are relevant to contextualize your application. The letter of interest should detail your current choreographic concerns and address how participation in this encounter might enrich your practice. Please keep your responses brief and select any support material carefully with the aim of addressing this specific opportunity.

Applications can be submitted in English or French. Please note: the working language will be in English.

All materials must be submitted electronically. Support materials must be included as an attachment or available online. Make sure to include all necessary links and access information. Please note, applications sent by mail cannot be processed.

For more information and to apply: eightdays (at) publicrecordings (dot) org

tenfifteen maple

Follow the activities/musings and creations of the artists of tenfifteen maple here:
http://tenfifteenmaple.org

the artists:

rebecca bayer
justine a. chambers
josh hite
billy marchenski
kristen roos

Our projects will collaborate with the Hadden park community on works investigating psychogeographical relationships between local histories and forms of mapping. Through sound, collective recordings, temporary installations, performances, screenings, workshops, conversations and dinners, the projects will be informed by people and their activities within the park.

field house residency

for the next 2 and a bit years josh hite (visual artist), billy marchenski (theatre/movement artist), rebecca bayer (architect/visual artist), kristen roos (sound artist) and i will be in residence at the hadden park field house.

here’s what the vancouver sun extrapolated from a conversation with josh hite:

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Vancouver+park+board+converts+seven+more+vacant+field+houses/7328260/story.html

the talking, thinking, dancing body

The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body is a conversation about aesthetics, context and artistic processes. Grounded in the experience of observing dance in both performance and rehearsal, this conversation will be amplified and facilitated by battery opera’s Artistic Director Lee Su-Feh and Vancouver-based dancer, teacher, choreographer Justine Chambers – two opinionated and charismatic artists with a rich and varied dance experience to draw from.

For the logistics go to:

http://www.batteryopera.com/the-talking-thinking-dancing-body/

Dance All Sorts: May 13, 2012

Sunday May 13 @ 2:00 p.m.
Justine A. Chambers + Arts Umbrella
Roundhouse Community Arts and Rec Centre
Pay-what-you-can (children 12 and under + moms are FREE*)
Reserve tickets at EventBrite.com

 
Justine A. Chambers is a Vancouver-based contemporary dance artist. Her piece for Dance Allsorts, A Study for Enters and Exits, is an iteration of a larger in-progress work, Enters and Exits.
Established in 1985, Arts Umbrella Dance Company is a Vancouver-based repertory company for select members of the school’s professional dance program. They will perform four short pieces.
 
And remember! In honour of Mother’s Day, Mom’s will get in free! Bring your mom to the Sunday May 13th Dance Allsorts performance and she gets in FREE! Because you don’t have to spend a dime to show her that you care.

art, artists and art places

marilous lemmens and richard ibghyhttp://www.ibghylemmens.com/index.html

mikko hynninen – http://www.mikkohynninen.net/

14 lieux http://www.14lieux.com/

miguel gutierrez and the powerful people http://www.miguelgutierrez.org/

olafur eliasson – http://www.olafureliasson.net/

andrea zittel – http://www.zittel.org/

circuit est – http://www.circuit-est.qc.ca/fr

studio 303http://www.studio303.ca/%20-/

oliver larichttp://oliverlaric.com/

contemporary dance video databasehttp://contemporarydance-db.blogspot.com/search/label/hans%20van%20manen

propeller centre for the arts – http://www.propellerctr.com/

danscentrumjette http://www.danscentrumjette.be/

mono clothing/heather martin http://monoclothing.ca/

out innerspace dance theatrehttp://www.outinnerspace.ca/

Susan Rethorst

Susan Rethorst

New York, New York

Born 1951, Washington, D.C.

In the last few years I have come across the following words that I find useful in attempting to articulate what I do –

quiddity – the essence of a person or thing; what makes a thing what it is…what makes a movement what it is

qualia – the ineffable in experience, that for which there is no substitution, for which description will always fall short, that which can only be known through experience, (i.e. the smell of thyme, that twirly arm thingey movement done by that person in that place at that moment in the dance)

inwit – from old english; in from interior, wit from knowledge

I believe dance acts on us. I am interested in working with how and why it acts on us; its effect/affect.

The ways I work are immediate and intuitive, collaborating with circumstances, trusting my ideas and self to manifest through the choices I make.

I ask myself in the studio what is this movement doing? How is it acting on me? Where does it take me, leave me? What does it dictate about what else there should be? What is it, its nature? What does it bring to my conscious self and how? How is it that it lays bare who I am, what I think, what I know?

In my work, I rely on these ineffable dimensions of movement; the extraordinary phenomenon that we study every day as we decide who to talk to, where to sit on the bus and what we think; we read every situation through movement. To make performance out of this aspect of our nature, this phenomena, is what fascinates me.